Opening Convocation and Senior Investiture

Senior Investiture is one of the college’s oldest traditions. Originating hundreds of years ago in English universities, Senior Investiture began at Agnes Scott in 1908, our third year as a four-year college. This ceremony of investiture formally recognizes seniors as campus leaders. Each senior walks individually across the platform to be capped with an academic mortarboard as a symbol of her status. Selection as the Senior Investiture speaker is considered to be one of the highest compliments students can bestow on faculty or staff members. The 2019 speaker will be Nicole E. Stamant, Associate Professor of English.

Agnes Scott College cordially invites you to join us for Opening Convocation & Senior Investiture on Tuesday, August 27, 2019. Convocation begins with an academic procession at 10:45 a.m. and the ceremony officially begins at 11 a.m. All guests should be seated in Presser Hall, Gaines Chapel, by 10:45 a.m.

A Celebratory Lunch will follow in Letitia Pate Evans Hall. Regular rates apply. Students on a meal plan and employees may pick up wristbands on Monday, August 22, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. and 5-6 p.m. in Evans Hall. $8.50 for parents and guests.

For Seniors

Caps & Gown pick up in the Office of The Dean of Students in Main Hall Building Room 100.

Wednesday, August 14th through Friday, August 17th,  10 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.

Monday, August 19th through Friday, August 23rd, 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Monday, August 26th, 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Senior Investiture Rehearsal 
Monday, August 26, 4:00 p.m.
Dana Fine Arts Building, Winter Theatre

Senior Investiture Line-up
Tuesday, August 27, 10 a.m.
Dana Fine Arts Building, Winter Theatre


For more information, contact Shinade Ramirez at